All bias aside, this weekend I went to ‘the event’ of the year for all Design Lovers (in Australia).
Furniture. Showrooms. Crowds of Design Hunters. Mulled wine. Paella. Taps. Bathtubs. Art.
This year it took place in Melbourne (next year it will be in Sydney!)
Saturday In Design. (Hosted by Indesign – the company I work for).
7000 design hunters. 70 showrooms. 7 glasses of wine….every hour!
The event works like this:
* There are set preccincts in Melbourne (ie. Richmond, Collingwood etc)
* Commercial/Residential companies open their showrooms.
* They transform their showrooms and spaces, being inspired by ‘the theme’ (this year it was: Activate). They serve amazing food and even more amazing drinks (from botanical gins to mulled wine).
* Buses take scores of people around to the different showrrooms over the weekend.
* In the evening, we let our ‘hair down’ and have a few (too many) wines. This year they had organic gin infused with ‘Botanicals’ ..very interesting. After 4 of those..i don’t remember how it tasted!
I was honestly in my element. Admittedly, it was hectic (and very tiring) going to each and every showroom, ensuring all the clients were happy.
Best part about my job is that it never feels like work!
One of the best parts of Saturday in Design for me, was the installation art pieces. I love, love, love installation art. I love the way it has the capacity to envelope your complete being. It often forces you to readjust your perspective. It has a way of tickling your other senses, thereby making sight secondary. Whether you just want to reach out and touch something or transport you into a semi-meditative state via the sound an intallation piece can emmulate.
An amazing installation at Satrudau in Design was doen by Earp Bros – they are a tile company….Ket’s face it, tiles are not the most exciting thing, however they cleverly created a light & sounds show onto the tiles in a darkened room. I was immediatley transfixed and ultimatley sat for 5 minutes watching a bunch of tile son a wall…I genuinely felt like I had been entertained. OK, so it was no Destiny’s Child concert, but still…. best god damn tiles I have ever seen!
Here are some of my pics….
And here are some other awesome installation pieces I have found!
(Image via Pinterest)
(Image via Tumblr)
(Image via Dornob)
The Lovers (Jetée) by Neomie Goudal
(Image via weepling)
(Image via From berndnaut.nl)
(Image via From khooll.com)
Ok, I am very sleep deprived…so over and out! Hope you enjoyed.